English teacher at the blackboard for the Expatations column feature photo

Expatations: Know Your Worth

That’s the thing about moving to another country: your notions about yourself, your career, and who or what you think you are worth can change in ways you never imagined.

Italian Opera Theater San Carlo of Naples

A Brief History of Italian Opera

Recently added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, Italian opera is a unique art form that combines music, singing, and drama since the 16th century.

Italy: The Essential Travel Guide

Start creating memories that will last a lifetime

Italy Inside Out

Italy from a different angle

Naples Nativity Scenes

Exploring Nativity Scenes in Naples

Far beyond a religious tradition, the presepe is an anthropological display that weaves together centuries of history, artistic research, and contemporary resonance.

In the heart of Naples, a unique Christmas decoration unfolds... Read More

Italian Citizenship Assistance

Our guest column for advice on Italian citizenship applications

Foreign family with jus sanguinis and jus soli citizenship in Italy

Jus Sanguinis, Jus Soli and Italian Citizenship

One of the most frequently asked questions about obtaining Italian citizenship concerns the actual difference between jus sanguinis and jus soli. This article will address what they both mean in practical terms.

Haruki Murakami on Graffiti

Haruki Murakami’s Italy

Two literary masterpieces by the Japanese writer, Norwegian Wood and Dance Dance Dance, were written between Rome and Sicily.

Not many people know that Haruki Murakami, the acclaimed Japanese... Read More


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